Stora Enso started up the board mill in China in 2016 Since Stora Enso commenced operations in China in 1985, the country has grown to be the company’s third-largest region in terms of employees. Stora Enso Beihai mill started up in May 2016. With an investment of EUR 800 million, this is the largest Nordic direct investment in China, and a significant investment in the history of Stora Enso. The Beihai consumer board mill has an annual capacity of 450,000 tonnes of high-grade carton board products. The mill is located in the Tieshangang industrial zone of the Guangxi region, 40 miles outside of Beihai city. One of the key end products of Beihai mill is liquid packaging. In addition to enabling us to better meet customer demand for fibre-based renewable packaging, the Beihai mill investment will also have a highly positive effect on the local economy as each employee translates to roughly ten times as many indirect jobs. Local landowners will also benefit from the investment.